THE USE OF MICROFICHE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL REPORTS
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The paper considers the use of the 105 x 148 mm microfiche for the report material of NATO Nations. It emphasizes the economies that are obtained once user acceptance has been obtained and discusses the reluctance of scientists to use this report material which requires a special reader. Readers and reader printers are discussed and advice is given on the examination and test of a new reader or reader printer. The large number of proposed standards for microfiche are outlined and it is stated that the present 105 x 148 mm microfiche is adequate and that there is little conflict between European and American standards. Much of the American report material is already available in Europe only as microfiche and the proportion is expected to grow and it is therefore recommended that European Documentation centres should produce their own reports as microfiche and encourage their customers to make full use of this material. Better and many more readers are stated to be required in firms, Universities and Laboratories and some advice on minimum numbers is given. Possible action by AGARD is discussed.
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